Quick Accent Wall DIY

Picked and Poshed
by Picked and Poshed
2 Materials
2 Hours

I wanted to make a big impact on my bedroom wall but I didn’t want to use a wallpaper, or spend a lot of money!

I used a $1 chip brush and just simply applied brush strokes of latex paint to achieve a more dramatic look and it was a easy and quick project on this wall.


This is the before picture when all the walls were gray. I wanted to add an accent wall behind the bed and make it POP

I went to Menards and picked up this Petrol Blue from Dutch Boy so I could paint either side behind the wood shiplap for a more dramatic feel and then I would add brush strokes in the same gray as the rest of the room.

I took a cheap chip brush and just made quick vertical sweeping motions to get brush strokes. This literally took less than 30 minutes. Add as many or as few as you want to get the desired look you want.

I love the finished look and how it really warmed up the entire room!

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Here is a close up of the brush strokes

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  • Suzannehealy101 Suzannehealy101 on Nov 18, 2020

    Very Nice. I am interested on the wood boards on the wall also. How did you do that?

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 13, 2021

    What is a chip paint brush? Why did you choose to use it? Thank you. Loved your project.

  • Barbara Barbara on Apr 09, 2022

    Who would have thought how stunning this could be? Oh, I know…someone with superb design skills! 👍🏻 Great job on finish styling. I love it.

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  • Sandy Stone Sandy Stone on Apr 07, 2022

    Absolutely amazing difference. I want to try this but I get very nervous thinking of doing it. What is I don't like it or my husband doesn't like it? I just need to take the final step.

    I love your wall and YES I will!!!!!!!!!!!